Meet the Real Skippy!
Skippy Finds Adventure!
Skippy followed Fred Thomas, the engineer that kept the engine in good order, aboard Adventure in about 1936.
Skips favorite spot on the schooner was the galley where Paddy Nolan made some of the best tasting food in the fishing fleet. The galley was the warmest spot aboard, and there was always something yummy to eat!
Read more about Skippy, a wharf dog whose life changed forever when she wandered aboard a busy Gloucester fishing schooner. Skippy Finds Adventure accurately portrays a typical day aboard a dory fishing schooner from the perspective of the stubby-legged dog who found her home among the hard-working crew of Gloucester’s beloved highlander. Written by Peter Cherry and illustrated by Rusty Kinnunen. Concept and historical direction by Beth Welin. You can purchase the book and a stuffed Skippy by visiting the Ship’s Store.
Find more information for young people on Schooner Adventure and the fishing industry of Gloucester by visiting our Education page and be sure you visit our teacher and student resources to explore coloring sheets, activities, and curriculum units.